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question on neck xray
i have a question. i just found out via xray of my neck that i have compressed vertebrae. looks like it starts at either c3 or c4 down to c6 or c7. i also have a rotated atlas (c1) and i am losing the normal curve in my neck. with the compressed vertebrae does that mean at one point in time i had a fracture there? im trying to look up info on it and all it talks about is fractures of the vertebrae thats why i asked.
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620923 tn?1452919248

  Hi and welcome  to the Spinal Cord C/D forum.

I am not a medical professional but I do not think u have to have had a fracture to have a compression....the space btwn the disks is a soft cushion to act as a shock absorber...but these areas can dry out, and allow the disks to compress...

There r not always an answer as to what causes this to happen...
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2212869 tn?1339205218
ok that makes me feel better i do know my discs are bad guess thats why i have bulging discs on my mri just hope pt and chiropractor can help open the spaces up and put my atlas back where it belongs
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620923 tn?1452919248

  Glad u feel better....do keep us posted as to what u do find out and how u r progressing : )
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